13. George Washington Carver, Missouri

Visitors take a hands-on approach in learning about the everyday farm life of 19th century agricultural scientist George Washington Carver. They wash and dry the laundry by hand, paint art projects and assist in interactive science projects, such as how peanut paper is made and how bee pollination works. A trip down the Carver Nature Trail, which runs through the property, leads to the Carver's birth-site cabin and past a pre-Civil War cemetery. The national monument is in Diamond, about 150 miles from Kansas City. Visitors in 2009: 38,899 More info: http://www.nps.gov/gwca
Charissa Eichman / National Park Service
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